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COMIC REEL: Shankar Shares His Fantastic Four Reboot Ideas; Cudmore Turned Down “Deadpool” Role

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COMIC REEL: Shankar Shares His Fantastic Four Reboot Ideas; Cudmore Turned Down “Deadpool” Role

FANTASTIC FOUR

During an impromptu Q&A session with his fans on his Facebook page, “Dredd” and “Power/Rangers” producer Adi Shankar said that if he could reboot any franchise, it would be the Fantastic Four.

What Movie Would I Remake?

Posted by Adi Shankar on Thursday, August 6, 2015

He then briefly expanded in a follow-up post that he didn’t understand why Fox chose not to have their X-Men and Fantastic Four properties coexist in the same universe as they complement each other.

Okay … Last Thing About FF4

Posted by Adi Shankar on Thursday, August 6, 2015

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

During an interview with Zap2It, Elizabeth Henstridge and Chloe Bennet revealed a few new details about the upcoming third season of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

She talked about the disappearance of her character, Simmons, and how it will be up to Fitz to get her back. “It’s Fitz’s mission to get Simmons back,” said Henstridge. “It’s a solo mission. What happened was so crazy and there was no trace of her, that what do you do? She disappeared into this rock that goes to liquid sometimes, but we don’t know why and we don’t know when. I think that the whole team has tried and nothing has worked, so at some point you have to go, ‘She’s gone, we have to move on.’ But Fitz refuses to do that. I don’t blame them, but I’m kind of mad.”

Bennet revealed that her character, Skye, will be working closely with new regular addition Mack. “We’re a lot more comfortable around each other this year. It’s like Mulder and Scully,” she explained.

“Mack’s always been a bit of a skeptic, so him teamed with Daisy’s very interesting because Daisy’s very gung-ho and gives it a try and very ballsy. So their dynamic is really fun. They’ve got very fun scenes together. They play off each other very well,” Henstridge agreed

CBR also spoke with Clark Gregg about where season 3 finds Agent Coulson, specifically now that he’s down a hand.

“The thing about the Marvel Universe is, even if you don’t have a hand, you can rest assured, you’re going to get one… I do know that he starts off with a kind of prosthetic, and I have a feeling it’s not the last prosthetic you’ll see,” said Gregg.

Returns September 29 on ABC

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

ComicBookMovie has a roundup of images from “Civil War’s” Berlin set featuring Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier, looking considerably more peppy than he did the last time we saw him on screen.

DEADPOOL

During his trailer breakdown with Empire, director Tim Miller revealed that he wasn’t planning on recasting the role of Colossus. He originally extended an offer to actor Daniel Cudmore, who has played the character in three “X-Men” films.

“I did actually call Daniel Cudmore to ask him if he wanted to do this, even though he’d be entirely CG the whole time,” said Miller. “He was very nice about it. He was like, ‘I appreciate your offering, but nah.'”

Cudmore confirmed that story on Twitter, and added that he also didn’t take the role because they would have dubbed over his voice as well.

But he followed that up with another tweet, revealing that he has no hard feelings towards Miller or the movie.

Opens February 12, 2016

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

AMC has released a new promo for “Fear the Walking Dead” that incorporates both crew interviews as well as footage from the upcoming series.

Premieres on AMC in 2015

THE FLASH

During Comic-Con International in San Diego, the CW held informal Q&A sessions with the casts of several of their shows, including “The Flash” and “iZombie.”

Both shows return October 6 on the CW

FOX

Despite rumors to the contrary, “Fantastic Four” producers Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker recently put to bed the notion that the FF could cross over with the X-Men in an interview with the NY Daily News.

“The Fantastic Four live in a world without mutants,” Kinberg and Parker stated. “And the X-Men live in a world without the Fantastic Four.” Of course this doesn’t rule out the possibility of inter-dimensional travel…

GAMBIT

Deadline has learned that three actresses are currently testing for the female lead role in “Gambit” — a role revealed to be that of Bella Donna Boudreaux, Gambit’s ex-wife in the comics. The names in question are “Mission: Impossible” veterans Rebecca Ferguson and Lea Seydoux, as well as “Mad Max: Fury Road’s” Abbey Lee.

Opens October 7, 2016

X-MEN

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Fox is currently closing in on a deal to bring the X-Men to television in a live-action series.

“[For] X-Men, we’re in negotiations with Marvel. We’re hopeful we’ll be able to announce something soon. We’re not closed on a deal yet but it’s something we’re definitely pursuing,” said Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden.

THR’s article notes that Fox hopes to announce something soon, with Weldon adding that the intention is to do a “long-running” series with the franchise and not a limited engagement like the upcoming “Prison Break” and “X-Files” series. The potential series has “Star Trek Beyond” screenwriters Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne attached, as well as “24’s” Evan Katz and Manny Coto, who will act as showrunners on the proposed series.

The report states that the TV studio has to negotiate with Marvel in order to use the characters on television. The rights for the characters when it comes to TV is not as cut and dry as film. “The characters from the X-Men franchise are with Fox on the feature side so we won’t be including Marvel characters that are at ABC with Disney,” clarified Walden. “This will be exclusively the franchise as it has existed at Fox.”

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

In his latest Instagram post, you can see director Bryan Singer standing underneath a giant metal X — which may or may not be the handiwork of Magneto.

Someone drop something? #xmen #xmenapocalypse

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on

Opens May 27, 2016

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